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12 Ways Video Conferencing Will Improve Your Organization

12 Ways Video Conferencing Will Improve Your Organization

The last few years have seen a rapid development in video conferencing technology. Video conferencing solutions are a critical part of the hybrid and remote revolution, so they’re mandatory for many organizations.

However, the benefits of video conferencing go much further. In fact, we’ve got a dozen reasons why your business should consider the technology.

1: Save Money on Office Space and Travel

According to TravelBank, the average cost of a domestic business trip is around $1,000 per person. If people need to fly internationally, the cost will more than double.

At that rate, companies may spend more on a single business trip than they would on a new video conferencing system. And once video conferencing is in place, your organization can eliminate much of its travel and directly connect with clients and team members.

Also, video conferencing makes some meeting spaces redundant. If your employees are comfortable conferencing from their desks, you can find another use for that meeting room.

2: Build Better Connections Between Employees and Teams

Video conferencing allows employees and teams to instantly connect with each other. If a new hire has a question, they can talk to their manager, mentor, or trainer wherever they are. If your teams need to collaborate on a project, they can do so face-to-face without leaving their desks.

Video conferencing also connects remote employees to onsite teams, so they remain engaged and feel like part of the team.

3: Make your Employees Happier

Professionals are prioritizing work/life balance more than ever. According to Gallup data, 67 percent of U.S. workers admit to some degree of burnout. That’s a major problem for organizations because burned out workers are much more likely to take sick days and suddenly quit.

Video conferencing can support your workers’ work/life balance by allowing them to perform some of their duties remotely.

4: Improve Meeting Quality and Engagement

Modern video conferencing solutions come with robust content sharing features. With these features, managers can support their meetings with images, videos, slideshows, and other media. And because the meeting’s participants are right in front of their screen, they can follow along closely. Attendees can also ask questions using voice or through chat, which allows introverts to make their thoughts known.

5: Make Meetings Easier to Manage

Businesses struggle with efficiently scheduling and running meetings. This inefficiency starts before the meeting starts, with scheduling. Someone has to handle scheduling, and it can take several hours out of a manager’s week arranging the meeting agenda.

Video conferencing solutions can be integrated with various scheduling platforms, including calendar integration. It takes only a few moments to schedule video conferences in this way, and when it’s meeting time, participants need only launch their video conferencing software and jump right in.

6: Improve Employee Efficiency and Productivity

As mentioned above, video conferencing can support better work/life initiatives inside your organization. That means happy workers, and happy workers tend to be more productive, efficient, and passionate workers.

According to the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), workers with adequate work/life balance are 21 percent more productive than workers who do not have this balance. What could your organization do with employees who are 21 percent more productive? A lot, most likely.

7: Keep a Comprehensive Log of All Company Meetings

Video conferencing solutions come standard with meeting recording features. Every meeting your company runs can be saved indefinitely for future reference. No more note taking and no more excuses for missing anything brought up during a meeting.

8: Facilitate Large-scale Communication with Live Streaming

With video conferencing, companies can support live video streaming events. This is useful for both customer-facing and internal purposes. On the customer side, video streaming can be used to introduce new products, demonstrate products, and receive valuable feedback.

Internally, video streaming is effective at making company-wide announcements and providing employees with much-appreciated transparency.

9: Access Better Talent from Around the World

A major advantage of video conferencing is its global reach. With the technology, organizations can extend their network and reach out to talent all over the world. That gives your company a deeper pool to hire from and additional options when filling an open position.

10: Deliver Better Training

If your organization regularly onboards new hires, it needs a robust training program in place. Video conferencing can be one of your most powerful training tools, as it can be used to instruct hundreds of individuals at once. With a video conference, your organization can connect the best possible instructor, no matter their location, to new employees, no matter their location.

We’ve already addressed how video conferences can power better meetings. The same holds true for training sessions. With content sharing features in place, instructors can use images, videos, and other media to support training content.

11: Provide Another Reliable Communication Channel

Every professional has their preferred communication tools. Some reach for the phone, some tap out e-mails at light speed, and others like the face-to-face experience that video conferencing offers.

But when a communication channel is unavailable for any reason, organizations need a backup for their employees. Video conferencing can serve as communication redundancy in this regard, so your teams can keep working with each other even when other communication channels are down.

12: Retain Younger, Technology-savvy Employees

Digital natives are entering the workforce in waves, especially as Gen Z comes of age. These younger workers aren’t just comfortable with technology – they can’t imagine working or living without it.

If your company is invested in video conferencing, it will serve as a recruiting tool for younger professionals. That’s another way the technology expands your potential talent pool.

The List Could Go on For Video Conferencing

That’s a dozen advantages that video conferencing can bring to your organization, but this list is by no means comprehensive. Once integrated, many businesses find that video conferencing solutions provide benefits that weren’t forecast ahead of time.

The only challenge is selecting, sourcing, installing, configuring, and supporting your new video conferencing technology. Your certified AV integrator can take the lead on that, as experienced integrators are the top experts in video conferencing solutions.

How to Determine the Best Type of Video Conferencing for Your Organization

How to determine the best type of video conferencing for your organization

Video conferencing is a primary communication and collaboration tool for organizations of all sizes. And it’s the technology’s versatility that makes it a good fit for a variety of settings. At one end, there are simple software solutions for individual professionals and small businesses. At the other end, there are immersive room systems perfect for enterprise-level organizations.

No matter where your organization falls on this size spectrum, there’s an optimal video conferencing solution out there. The challenge is picking the right one, and that’s where your AV integrator comes in. The following are some of the important considerations when choosing the ideal conferencing solution.

What Types of Video Conferencing Solutions are Available for Businesses?

Video conferencing systems can be categorized into a few groups, including:

  • Video conferencing software – Video conferencing software is typically run from a desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Other than that, there are no hardware requirements, so users can easily conference from their workstations. Popular software solutions include Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, and others. These solutions are also supported by various hardware solution providers, including Poly and Crestron – so you can run a well-featured Zoom or Teams meeting from your hardware, as well.
  • Room conferencing systems – Room conferencing solutions are built on hardware, and such a solution combines the conferencing codec itself, along with cameras, displays, microphones, speakers, processors, and other components. Hardware solutions are prized for their reliability and excellent call quality. Room conferencing solutions are built for a range of room sizes, including all-in-one hardware solutions that are perfect for small team meetings.
  • Immersive telepresence solutions – Immersive telepresence solutions are the most sophisticated and fully featured room solutions available. Immersive telepresence combines top-flight hardware with streamlined controls for an unmatched conferencing experience. Built for enterprise organizations, immersive telepresence provides numerous benefits to a business’s conferencing approach – including excellent reliability, large team meeting capabilities, and extensive content sharing features.

Opting for a Room System? Here’s What to Consider

Many organizations dedicate a room for their video conferences, for a few reasons. With dedicated conferencing rooms, it’s easier for organizations to organize their space resources, encourage better collaboration, and support a professional environment.

If this is the direction your organization prefers, here are some things to consider for your room conferencing system:

  • The room’s size and layout – The biggest factor is the size and orientation of your meeting room. All-in-one hardware systems like the Studio are available in several models, each designed for a certain size of room. For huddle rooms, where only a few people fit, the Studio X30 is optimally sized. For large conference spaces, the Studio X70 offers more robust audio hardware and a pair of 4K lenses. And for expansive boardrooms, Poly has a large room kit that includes additional hardware options.
  • The room’s acoustics – The room’s shape and composition will influence audio quality. AV integrators are equipped with baffles, sound-dampening materials, and other audio-enhancing tools to minimize echo.
  • The room’s other technologies – Many meeting rooms are also equipped with other technologies – interactive displays and presentation systems foremost among them. Video conferencing solutions can connect to some of these extra technologies and incorporate them into the call. For instance, interactive displays like the Clevertouch or Samsung Flip can be linked into a call, so remote participants can see and even interact with it.

An AV integrator can point out which video conferencing solutions are compatible with your other conference room technologies. That way, there’s no frustrating surprises when testing out your new equipment.

  • The system’s ease of use – When it comes to video meetings, easier is better. That’s why usability should be a major focus, especially if there isn’t an AV or conferencing tech specialist on staff. Fortunately, top conferencing system manufacturers have also made usability a focus. All-in-one hardware solutions are the pinnacle of this approach, but most top end solutions can be simply operated from a touchscreen. Incorporating such a touchscreen into your system can resolve most frustrations before they start.

Ultimately, size and feature set will drive the decision. If your professional teams do a lot of content sharing during meetings, for example, then a solution built for multi-display hardware setups may be the best approach – something like Poly’s Medialign. If your company’s meetings are meant to be smaller and faster, an all-in-one hardware solution like Poly’s Studio line will provide a nice fit.

For enterprise-level organizations, top-level hardware solutions like Poly’s Immersive Telepresence system provide a premium conferencing experience with multiple displays, ceiling-integrated microphones, control touchscreens, and intelligent framing cameras.

Sticking With a Software Solution Only? Here’s What to Look For

Smaller companies generally have smaller conferencing needs, and there are smaller solutions for those smaller scale needs. While SMBs can still benefit from a full-featured conferencing room, with better communication being an advantage, many prefer software-only solutions until they scale up to a hardware-based system. If your organization is interested in software solutions only, here’s what to target:

  • Support for enough participants – Software solutions are limited by the number of simultaneous participants or calls. If your organization makes a lot of video calls, or plans to, make sure there’s enough room in your plan for everyone. In general, the more people using the platform, the more licenses you’ll need.
  • A simple user interface – Usability is a major selling point for software solutions – in fact, better usability was Zoom’s initial pitch to users. There are numerous software offerings out there, many with free trials or plan options. Experiment with a few and see which one best fits your team.
  • Content and screen sharing features – Some organizations only use their video conferencing system for face-to-face conversation. Other organizations use the technology as a content sharing medium. Images, videos, documents, spreadsheets, concept drawings – all can be shared through leading conferencing solutions.

Zoom, Teams and some others also come with screen sharing features, which is perfect for webinars, training, and instructor-led meetings. It’s important to note that screen sharing is a premium feature for most video conferencing services, so it will need to be priced in.

Another content-related feature worth having is conference recording. Conference recording can be toggled as an automatic feature and provides a downloadable file as soon as the call is over. It’s a handy reference for participants to have while working on long-term projects.

  • Integration with third party applications – Well-supported software solutions can typically be used with a variety of third-party applications for additional functionality. Slide presentation apps (like PowerPoint), meeting scheduling and calendar apps, e-mail and transcription apps – your team may already be using some of these. With the right conferencing solution in place, they can play a role in your video calls, too.

Whether An Organization Opts for Hardware, Software or Both, an AV Integrator Can Launch Your Conferencing Solution

The video conference has become a vital communication tool for 21st century businesses, schools, universities, and government institutions. Given its worldwide adoption and popularity, there are hundreds of video conferencing solutions to choose from.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you narrow down your choices, but if there’s still uncertainty, a certified AV integrator can provide valuable guidance. Certified integrators are well-experienced in the design and implementation of conferencing solutions, and this expertise can be leveraged for clients in any industry, at any scale.

Choosing the Right Video Conferencing Solution for Your Meeting Rooms

No two meeting rooms are alike. They vary widely in size, shape, acoustics, lighting quality, placement and purpose. That means there isn’t a single video conferencing solution that fits every meeting space.

If your company’s meeting spaces and conferencing solutions are mismatched, it could cause issues with framing and overburden users. It could also mean you’re overinvesting in some rooms and underinvesting in others.

A certified AV integrator is the perfect conferencing solution matchmaker, ensuring this doesn’t happen. And when they design video conferencing for meeting rooms, they have different options for focus rooms, huddle rooms, and larger spaces like boardrooms. We’ll take a look at those options and how they fit.

Focus Rooms: Scale Your Conferencing Solutions Down for Better Usability

Focus rooms are designed for one or two people, depending on what the room is being used for. For a pair, focus rooms can be places for private conversation and intense strategizing. For one person, it can be that too if there’s a video conferencing solution in place.

Video conferencing for focus rooms should be centered around usability-first. These spaces are small and acoustically simple, so they aren’t difficult to set up for video conferencing.

A simple, but effective option is Poly’s Studio P15 video bar. Inside the P15 is a camera, microphone and speaker, so everything you’ll need for a conference, minus the display. It’s a simple setup, ideal for a single person, but it still comes with the brand’s excellent optics and audio features. The P15 is capable of outputting at 4K resolution and handles framing automatically, so if it’s slightly misaligned, it won’t affect the conference.

The P15 also comes with Poly’s notable audio features, including NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence. Together, these features ensure no ambient sounds intrude on the meeting. Put it all together and the P15 offers a strong mix of quality and usability for focus rooms.

Huddle Rooms: Add in Collaborative Technology for Meetings Where Everyone Contributes

Huddle rooms are a step up from focus rooms in size, and they’re typically used for small team collaboration. Designed for four to six people, huddle rooms work well with dedicated video conferencing solutions, rather than just mounting a camera to a monitor.

One such solution is the Poly Studio X30 video bar, which is an upscaled version of the P15. Specifically, the Studio X30 includes a beamforming microphone array instead of a single microphone, which allows for accurate pickup in larger spaces. It’s also built with an acoustic chamber design, which minimizes sound-induced vibration and improves audio quality. The same audio-enhancing features that come with the P15 (NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence) are also included with the Studio X30.

Another valuable Studio X30 feature is its content sharing capabilities. Depending on the conferencing platform in use (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex), the X30 can provide content sharing capabilities that can be managed wirelessly. This content sharing is even more effective when combined with an interactive display like the Clevertouch. Interactive displays can be used for content sharing, but that’s not all. They can also be used for whiteboarding purposes. During whiteboarding, users can make visual notes and use the display’s onboard browser to bring in examples for inspiration.

The goal for huddle rooms is quick, engaging collaboration among smaller teams. The Studio X30 and Clevertouch support those goals.

Boardrooms: For a Large Space, Intelligent Cameras and Clear Audio are a Must

In large meeting rooms, like boardrooms, the challenge is ensuring everyone can be seen and heard. The reverse is also true – everyone in the room needs to be able to see and hear the other group.

Sticking with the Poly Studio line, boardrooms are best served with the X70, which is purpose-built for an expanded conference room. To cover extra area, the X70 is built with a pair of high-resolution lenses (a 70-degree FOV lens and a 120-degree FOV lens), so no matter the room’s size, seating arrangement or layout, the X70’s cameras can frame whoever is speaking. On the audio side, the X70 includes two-way stereo speakers with bass ports for richer sound, and an advanced beamforming microphone array for superior audio pickup. An X70 setup is ideal for boardrooms that measure less than 16 feet wide and 20 feet deep. Poly’s large room kit is better suited for spaces larger than these specifications.

Poly’s large room kit is built off of its G7500 base model, and includes one of the brand’s TC8 touchscreens for responsive room control. If needed, one or more Eagle Eye cameras can also be combined with the system for automatic, intelligent framing. And in especially large boardrooms, integrators can set up additional networked speakers around the room to expand output coverage and ensure comfortable volume for everyone.

If separate microphones are preferred, you have options. Two popular choices are Shure’s Microflex and Stem systems, both of which can be built out using ceiling, wall, or tabletop microphones. With Shure audio solutions, you can get optimal pickup coverage no matter where the meeting’s participants are sitting, without those microphones interfering with the room’s aesthetics or function. Again, this hardware makes the most sense with one of Poly’s large room kits, and not its all-in-one studio bars.

Leading Conferencing Solutions Can Provide a Native Experience, No Matter Your Chosen Platform

A lot of organizations rely on multiple conferencing platforms, but if your employees prefer one popular platform over another, Poly’s solutions and other leading options – like the Crestron Flex – can be configured to offer a robust Zoom or Microsoft Teams experience.

With Zoom Room or Microsoft Teams Room capabilities, users can walk into the meeting space and launch a Zoom or Teams call with a single button press. That way, your teams have the interface and features they’re most comfortable with, while leveraging best-in-class conferencing hardware.

Match the Right Technology to the Right Room, and You’ll Get Better Meetings

Whether you’re selecting conferencing solutions for a focus room, huddle room, boardroom or something larger, matching the right system to the right space is critical. There are plenty of options to choose from, though, and picking the right one may not be obvious.

If selecting the right conferencing hardware is a concern for your organization, working with a certified AV integrator can help. Certified integrators are experts in assessing their clients’ meeting rooms and determining what technologies would fit best. This includes video conferencing solutions, and the supporting technologies you’ll need to optimize them.

Effective Video Conferencing for Remote Teams

Effective Video Conferencing For Remote Teams

Video conferencing solutions are a flagship technology for many AV brands – they’re fueling the global economy, after all. With video conferencing in place, organizations have access to a world of professionals and can skim the best talent no matter where it is.

However, there are challenges involved with maintaining remote teams. Here’s we’ll address a few of those challenges and how video conferencing can help overcome them.

Three Obstacles Remote Employees Face That Video Conferencing Tools Can Solve

There’s no denying that remote work fits better for some people. Without in-office distractions and a frustrating commute, it’s easier to get more done. At least that’s what some of the statistics say. According to a 2022 Cisco survey, 82 percent of remote professionals said that work flexibility had made them happier. Clearly, remote workers want remote work to stay.

But it’s not all roses for remote teams. There are a few problems for organizations to solve when managing remote teams – and video conferencing can help solve them. Here are a few examples:

Remote Employees Don’t Feel Connected to Their Team Members

According to an Accenture survey, remote employees feel more connected to their work than in-office employees by two to one. However, a different survey by Wakefield Research shows that managers don’t feel the same about their remote employees. By a large margin, managers believed their remote employees weren’t as connected to their teams.

This seems like a communication breakdown. Fortunately, that’s what video conferencing is designed to fix. If an organization has video conferencing in place, but there’s still a disconnect with remote employees, the fix is often “more video conferencing.”

Instead of running long video meetings, consider breaking up those meetings into smaller touchpoints throughout the day. If the day’s face-to-face communication is confined to an hour-long meeting – and we all know how meetings can be – then it’s easy to see where the disconnect is coming from.

Remote work is changing the way some organizations manage their meetings. Some find that they keep their remote employees better engaged if they are engaged more often. Video conferencing software makes that simple. Managers can schedule short blocks of time for each team member and communicate one-on-one or in small groups with the touch of a button.

My Remote Employees Have Trouble Tracking Project Progress

In fast-paced companies, it’s all-too-common for remote employees to be left out of the loop. Who’s working on what? What’s the status of that report? Wait, the deadline has been moved?

It happens, but there’s an easy solution – recording your project progress meetings and provide them to the meeting’s participants. Of course, you’ll need to let all participants that you’re recording the meeting, but it’s likely that the team will thank you. It’s easy for details to be forgotten following a meeting and having a recording to reference will save employees time in tracking those details down.

Take it a step further. Once the project update meeting is over, timestamp or even edit down the video to highlight important parts. Video conferencing software, including Zoom, comes with some simple editing tools that can be used to trim a recording down. This can be used to point out project expectations to each team member individually, so everyone knows what the plan is.

My Remote Employees Are Having Difficulty Collaborating Effectively

It’s one thing to communicate, and another to collaborate. Effective collaboration can feel difficult for teams that aren’t in the same space, but that doesn’t have to limit their teamwork.

Video conferencing solutions come with collaboration tools, and if you have onsite employees leading the call, you can install additional tools to improve video team meetings. For example, Zoom and Microsoft Teams both have robust screen sharing features in place, allowing users to use their device to share a PowerPoint presentation, images, videos, drawings, graphs, figures, documents – any supporting media a presenter would need to get the collaboration going.

To get the whole team involved, go with a whiteboard. There are virtual whiteboarding options available – Zoom has one built right into its app. Virtual whiteboarding features allow anyone to add to the picture, which is equal parts professional and fun. And once the whiteboarding session is over, an image of the whiteboard can be saved and sent to all participants.

What About Hybrid Teams and Offices? How Can AV Solutions Help There?

Some companies are taking a middle-of-the-road approach with their remote workers. Instead of full remote or full onsite, these hybrid offices have their own challenges.

While most of those challenges are similar to those faced by remote teams, there’s a consistent problem that hybrid employees face – adjusting to in-office technologies.

In a hybrid office, some employees may only be onsite once a week or a couple times a month. It can be tough for these employees to get fully acclimated to the office. The problem is magnified for employees who rotate between multiple sites.

Usability is a vital feature in hybrid office technology. That’s why, with the rise of hybrid offices, wireless presentation solutions have become more popular. Wireless presentation solutions allow users to wirelessly connect to a conferencing room’s technologies, including the conferencing system itself. This is done with an application on the user’s own device.

Once connected, the presenter can adjust audio, lighting and call settings with their own device. They can also share content to the room’s display with their own device, so all essential meeting functions can be handled without having to mess with any hardware. That’s as usable as it gets.

No Matter Where the Employees are Located, Video Conferencing Can Make Everyone Feel Like Part of the Team

Remote work has opened up opportunities for businesses that want the best talent possible. It’s also opened up some difficulties, like most big changes do. However, video conferencing is well-suited to solving those difficulties with meeting and collaboration-enhancing features that help the virtual office feel a little more personal.

Flat Panels vs. Projectors: Which is the Best Fit for Your Organization?

Whether it’s a huddle room or a full-blown training auditorium, your meeting spaces will work better with a digital display. Displays provide critical visual support for any presentation, ensuring everyone in attendance can understand what’s being discussed. Digital displays are also major collaboration facilitators because they allow for simple content sharing. People take in information best when it’s presented in multiple formats and displays deliver that information visually.

The question is – what kind of digital display is the best fit for your company’s needs? The choice almost always comes down to projectors or flat panels (screens).

Digital Flat Panels: Bright, Vivid, Compact and Easy to Operate

Digital panels are the newer, more advanced display technology. As such, they come with several engineering-based advantages that make them a good fit in most spaces.

The most notable is image quality. Most modern LED screens output at 4K resolution, with exceptional brightness and color depth. A flat panel has no trouble delivering crystal clear images in any space, as a result. This is particularly handy for rooms that receive a lot of natural light. Natural light can blow out projector images because projectors don’t generate enough light themselves to overcome the brightness. But that’s not a problem with digital screens, which look vivid in any lighting conditions.

Digital flat panels are also the preferred option for smaller spaces, as they don’t need as much room as a projector to operate. Digital screens are a single-piece display solution built into a compact piece of hardware. If your organization relies heavily on smaller meeting spaces like huddle rooms, digital flat panels are ideal. The screens can be mounted to the wall with no visible cables or mounting hardware, minimizing clutter.

Projectors, in contrast, are two-piece solutions that require space between the projector and wall to operate. This is an obvious limiting factor in small rooms.

A digital screen is also the most familiar and most intuitive display solution for people to work with. They look like consumer TVs and don’t require any calibration to work right, every time. And if adjustments to brightness or contrast are needed, users know where to look without getting IT involved. Projectors, though, can be intimidating for people to use, as few have a projector at home. Projectors also require occasional calibration, especially if they are being moved from room to room.

There are also interactive flat panels that add a tactile element to meetings. The Clevertouch is one example and allows professional teams to whiteboard, annotate, and collaborate using touch controls. Interactive flat panels are a strong addition to video conferencing solutions, as they can be used by remote participants as if they were in the room.

In summary, if your building is bright and tight on space, digital flat panels are a better option. And, if your employees need a simple solution that works every time, digital screens are again the right fit.

Projectors: The Biggest, and Most Economical Image Available

Projectors have been around for decades, but that doesn’t mean they’re obsolete. In fact, current-generation projector technologies are also capable of color-rich, high-resolution images. They still need the right lighting conditions to look their best, but if those conditions are in place, projectors can power an excellent visual experience.

In large rooms, there may be hundreds of people present during a meeting or training session. If your meeting spaces must accommodate a large number of people, projectors are the popular choice. That’s because projectors can be scaled up or down to nearly any size. And a single projector can be calibrated for multiple sizes, so it can be scaled as needed.

Some projectors can output images at extremely large sizes – up to a 300-inch diagonal. This is usually not preferred, as the projector is limited by how much light it can throw at once, which means a larger image tends to be less vivid. However, even at a 90 or 120-inch diagonal, modern projectors can compete with digital flat panels in image quality, as long as lighting conditions are good. And, if a smaller image size is required (like a 60-inch image), projectors can look extremely sharp.

The other main benefit of projectors is their economy. Projectors are the least expensive large format displays available, so they’re a common entry-level choice for organizations on a slim budget. It’s true that some of this cost advantage is offset by lamp replacement expenses, but in terms of upfront expense, projectors beat out flat panels.

So, where should projectors be featured in your building? In oversized spaces where an oversized image is essential for the audience. Large training rooms, for example, are well-supported by projector technology.

For Many Organizations, There’s Room for Both

For the vast majority of rooms, digital flat panels are a perfect fit. They only have issues filling out extremely large spaces, and even in this case, there are single flat panels that reach up to 120 inches. There are also video walls and direct view LED panels that can be pieced together to make displays of any size or shape.

Those solutions can definitely wow an audience, but they’re expensive. They may not always be, but for some organizations, there isn’t room in the budget for a video wall. In this instance, a projector is the less costly alternative.

Can’t Decide Between Digital Flat Panels and Projectors? Talk to an AV Integrator

As you can see, there’s room for projectors and digital flat panels in most buildings. If you’re still not sure which technology should go in your meeting rooms, a certified AV integrator can help. Their expertise with display technology means they can analyze your rooms and select the best fit for each space.

Video Conferencing for Business

Video Conferencing for Business

Video conferencing is a vital tool for the modern company, allowing professional teams to work face-to-face, no matter the distance. When modern video conferencing solutions were introduced a few decades ago, they were hamstrung by network and budget limitations. Technology moves fast, though, and today’s solutions provide a superior combination of video quality, usability, and collaboration features.

Every day, there’s more than 10 million video conference calls across the U.S., so the professional world is running on video collaboration. And as more and more companies embrace the technology, bringing in video conferencing is critical for maintaining a competitive advantage.

Businesses Now View Video Conferencing as a Core Piece of Technology

The rise of video conferencing has coincided with the rise of remote work, and businesses rely on remote work more than ever now. According to McKinsey’s American Opportunity Survey, 58 percent of Americans have the freedom to work from home at least one day a week. Nearly 35 percent are allowed to work from home five days a week.
The ability to work remotely is a point of emphasis for workers, too. McKinsey’s report also found that 87 percent of people would take remote work options if given to them. Work flexibility is a powerful recruiting tool, and a video conferencing solution is what makes that flexibility possible.

Four Benefits of Video Conferencing Systems for Business

Video conferencing has changed the way companies manage just about everything. Personnel, projects, customer service, meetings – video conferencing software and systems can improve your organization’s effectiveness at every level. Specifically, here are four benefits the technology brings to companies.

Better Communication and Collaboration Efficiency

For remote and hybrid teams, video conferencing offers an efficient way to collaborate on projects. User surveys show that professionals believe they get their ideas across better and faster with video conferencing. Video conferencing tends to eliminate distractions, too, as meeting participants are less likely to focus on something else (like a smartphone) when others can see them.
This adds up to more efficient, more effective communication. And that adds up to more effective project management.

Reduced Operating Costs and Overhead

One of the benefits that video conferencing traded on early was its ability to reduce costs. That’s still the case, as the technology can greatly reduce the need for travel, which is increasing rapidly as businesses come out of the 2020 pandemic. A typical three-day domestic business trip will run companies more than $1,000 per employee, and depending on the destination city and other expenses, that cost could easily be doubled. Video conferencing makes many of those trips unnecessary.

Video conferencing can also reduce overhead – specifically space-related overhead like rent. Remote employees cost businesses nothing in terms of real estate, so if your organization is transitioning to video meetings, less office space is needed. As of 2022, the cost of renting office space in Houston is around $30 per square foot, per year. Sticking to a hybrid or remote work arrangement can bring your overhead down by thousands every year. In this way, a video conferencing solution can pay for itself.

Improved Team Dynamics, Especially for Remote Workers

One of the biggest challenges facing remote workers is their connection to the rest of their team. It depends on the survey you look at, but about half of remote workers report difficulties in feeling like part of the team.

Video conferencing systems can bridge this gap, ensuring remote workers can connect in meaningful ways with their team members. Regular video calls and conferences allow for convenient connecting with others, and some solutions also support chat and other communication tools. Nothing beats face-to-face conversation when it comes to developing positive team dynamics, and video conferencing makes it easy to pull off.

Access to a Greater Pool of Professional Talent

The entire globe is open to recruiters who are willing to seek out remote talent. With video conferencing, that talent is far easier to access and integrate into your team. Beyond that, the ability to work remotely is a significant perk that businesses can offer to outcompete on talent.

Younger employees (25-34) are the most likely group to take remote work opportunities if offered, but they aren’t the only ones. More than half of workers aged 35-54 are also interested in remote work. With video conferencing, your company can appeal to workers of all experience levels and of all backgrounds.

A Few Video Conferencing Value-Adds Worth Considering

Video conferencing offers several compelling benefits, but it can be made better still with additional technologies. A few examples include:

  • Large digital displays Video conferencing relies on a quality output medium – the display – to deliver a crystal-clear picture to the meeting’s attendees. AV integrators have a variety of displays to choose from, and your organization may prefer oversized displays or multiple displays for your solution. Multiple displays, for example, can be used to run the video call on one display, while the other is reserved for content sharing.
  • Interactive displays Interactive displays provide a tactile dimension to your meetings and can make presentations far more engaging for people. The Clevertouch is a leading example of interactive display technology, allowing presenters to keep an eye on the audience while using their hands or a pen to move through a slideshow, concept drawings, spreadsheets, or any other content.

Interactive displays can also run whiteboarding and annotation software, which can be a powerful collaboration driver. During a whiteboarding session, users can bring in content from the web and scribble notes one at a time, or all together.

  • Advanced room controls – Part of the video conferencing experience is ensuring the lighting and audio levels are properly configured. AV room controls make this easy to manage, ensuring that every call looks and sounds exactly like it should. Room controls can be programmed into wall switches and other physical controls, but most rooms now feature touchscreen controls that users can easily decipher. With one press, users can set optimal lighting and volume levels, start a video call and interface with any room scheduling software to ensure the room is reserved during the meeting.

If your organization prefers a simple, all-in-one option, those are also available. Poly’s Studio line of all-in-one video bars and the Crestron Flex are two such solutions, and both simplify system installation and operation. With an all-in-one video bar, you’re getting the camera, microphone array, speakers, and codec in a single package. The only thing needed is a screen, and the entire system is built for users, with one-button calling and wireless connectivity for content sharing.

Unlock Better, More Efficient Collaboration with Video Conferencing Technology

Competitive advantages are difficult to find in some industries, but better communication seems to be a pressure point for many. As enterprises grow, ensuring everyone is on the same page (and every department is working together) becomes increasingly difficult. Video conferencing allows for much faster check-ins with team members and much more effective project meetings. This, combined with a larger talent pool to access, means video conferencing can turn your company’s communications into a strong point, an advantage you can leverage against your competitors.

Modern Times Call For Modern Video Conferencing Solutions

Modern Times Call For Modern Video Conferencing Solutions

No modern meeting space is complete without a modern video conferencing solution. Remote work is on the rapid rise, and even for in-house teams, video conferencing is a preferred method of communication and collaboration.

Given the widespread adoption of video conferencing technology, AV manufacturers have poured a lot of resources into developing modern video conferencing solutions for today’s lightspeed economy.

Four Video Conferencing Solutions That Can Add A Modern Touch

Video conferencing solutions have come a long way since they were first introduced decades ago. Actually, they’ve come a long way in just the last 10 years. AV is developing at an incredible pace, and there are plenty of modern video conferencing solutions to consider. In fact, there are too many solutions available to consider in a single list, but here’s five of the most popular:

Interactive Flat Panels Add A Tactile Dimension To Meetings

Interactive flat panels like the Clevertouch are an ideal companion to any video conferencing solution, and especially for teams that do a lot of remote collaborating.

Interactive flat panels look like a standard commercial display and can output at the same resolution and image quality as a modern display. They are also powerful collaboration tools, too, because with an interactive flat panel the meeting’s presenter can visualize everything they’re talking about while talking about it. Need to jot down notes for the group? Open up the whiteboarding application and start writing. Time to collaborate on a concept? Use the flat panel’s built-in browser to bring in some visual aids from the internet. Is this meeting information-heavy? Scrub through slideshows, charts, graphs and figures with a finger swipe, so there’s no interruption while you figure out the controls.

Even better, interactive flat panels facilitate remote and hybrid collaboration as well. During a whiteboarding session, remote users can connect to the conference and make annotations as if they were right there. During the video conference, remote users can see the whiteboard and the room at the same time, so they aren’t isolated from the face-to-face experience that conferencing supports.

For optimal meeting efficiency and engagement, nothing beats an interactive flat panel.

Set Up The Perfect Meeting Environment With AV Touch Controls

AV systems can be controlled using touchscreens, and several manufacturers produce touchscreens ideal for this purpose. Among them, Crestron and AMX lead the way, with touchscreens purpose-built for controlling AV technology.

AV control surfaces can be tied to just about any room technology, and not just AV technologies. With a couple taps, you can set the lighting, temperature, audio levels and start a video conference call. Even better, users can tie their preferred settings to a user profile so the next time they use the room, they can press one button and set everything exactly how they like it.

This is extremely useful for video conferencing, as the room can be made meeting-ready within seconds using AV controls.

Connect And Share With Any Device With Wireless Presentation Technology

Wireless presentation technology has taken off in the last couple years because companies are looking for touch-free conferencing solutions. Multiple top AV brands, including Crestron, Barco, Mersive and Screenbeam, have brought wireless presentation solutions to the market recently and they are a smart addition to a video conferencing system.

With a wireless presentation solution, users can connect their own devices to the room’s conferencing and presentation technology. It can all be done without touching a single surface in the room, too. When the user walks into the space, the room’s display automatically detects them (if there are occupancy sensors present) and provides instructions on how to connect to the wireless presentation system. This can be done through a standalone dongle that’s ported into the user’s device or through the use of a random, temporary code that the system provides.

Once connected, the user can control all of the room’s equipment from their device and push content over to the display for viewing. It’s an extremely user-friendly option for businesses that operate on a bring-your-own-device policy.

Collaborate In Cyberspace Using Virtual Reality Solutions

If the above aren’t enough for your futuristic meeting fantasies, there’s always virtual reality (VR) to consider. VR meetings haven’t quite hit the mainstream, but it seems inevitable. VR conferencing solutions allow remote teams to meet together in a virtual gathering space, using digital avatars that stand in for real people.

It takes some getting used to, but there’s a whole lot you can do in a VR meeting that you can’t do in a real-life conference – at least not easily. During a VR meeting, users can whiteboard endlessly on surfaces that pop into existence. Unlimited visual aids can be brought in and arranged anywhere. Your interactions with other team members can even be reinforced with haptic feedback if you have the right technology. Can’t do that through a laptop screen.

VR meeting technology is still being worked on, but some business somewhere is already using VR technology to host its meetings on the moon. That’s the future.

Data Projections Is An Expert In Modern Video Conferencing Solutions

It’s a challenge for businesses to keep up with the latest in video conferencing technology, but certified integrators like Data Projections specialize in modern conferencing solutions. We have designed, installed, configured and supported a countless number of conferencing systems for clients that span many industries.

We’re much more than an installer. We serve as a proper technology partner for our clients. That means we get to know how your business does business, evaluate your existing technology, and then design a conferencing solution that provides maximum value. If the goal is to modernize the way your company does video conferencing, we are the ones to call.

Six Must Haves For The Best Video Conferencing Experience

Six Must Haves For The Best Video Conferencing Experience

The modern professional spends a lot of time in video conferences. According to a survey of nearly 2,000 professionals, about half are in video conferences for at least four hours every week.

Clearly, a lot of organizations prioritize video conferencing solutions. The question is: Are those organizations getting the most out of their conferencing technology? There are several solutions that can enhance the conferencing experience, and we’ve got six of them here. They include:

  • Wireless presentation systems
  • Interactive flat panels
  • Concealed microphones
  • AV room controls
  • Better cable management and connectivity
  • Room scheduling solutions

Together, these solutions can help your organization produce the best conferencing experience.

Wireless Presentation Systems: Run Meetings From Your Own Device

Some of the leading wireless presentation systems include the Barco ClickShare, Crestron AirMedia, Mersive Solstice and the ScreenBeam.

All four allow professionals to start in-room meetings using the space’s conferencing hardware. To do this, users first connect their own device to the room’s technology. This is done wirelessly and is guided by on-screen prompts delivered by the room’s display. The connection process is simple and can be done with either a temporary code or with a dongle.

Once connected, the meeting’s presenter can control the room’s conferencing technology, audio levels, lighting, climate settings – anything that can be controlled by the room’s control hardware can also be managed from the user’s own device. In addition, users can quickly push content to the room’s display from their own device, making for quick and engaging presentations.

Interactive Flat Panels: Meet, Engage and Collaborate Better

Interactive flat panels add a tactile dimension to meetings and give users additional presentation and collaboration tools. Popular interactive flat panels include the Clevertouch, ActivPanel and ThinkHub, and all three are designed to facilitate better meetings.

Interactive flat panels are useful for video conferencing, remote collaboration, and in-person collaboration that doesn’t involve remote participants. During a conference, the meeting’s presenter can open up a whiteboarding session that everyone, in-person and remote, can see and follow along with. Whiteboarding with an interactive flat panel makes it easy for teams to brainstorm visually and bring in media for inspiration. When the meeting is over, hit a button and the whiteboard is saved for future reference.

Interactive flat panels are plenty effective for standard, non-collaborative meetings as well. That’s because the meeting’s presenter can focus their eyes and ears on the audience while using their hands to navigate through the presentation. This is a better approach in keeping everyone engaged in the meeting.

Concealed Microphones: Maximum Audio Quality, Minimal Visual Profile

Poor audio is one of the most common video conferencing problems, and it can completely undermine meeting productivity.

To prevent this, AV integrators outfit conferencing rooms with quality microphones that can capture audio clearly and at a distance. The issue with a lot of microphones, though, is the tabletop space they take up. Some teams would rather have that space to work with.

Fortunately, there are high quality microphones that won’t take up precious tabletop real estate. – The new ceiling microphones from Shure and Biamp are a great way to cover the audio in the room without having table top mics. Another option are boundary microphones, which can be mounted flush with the conference table or even integrated inside of it.

AV Room Controls: Take Full Control Of The Conferencing Experience

A single conference room may consist of several technologies. There’s the conferencing hardware itself, along with audio, lighting, climate control and other systems. To get the best video conferencing experience possible, all of these systems need to work with each other. It doesn’t matter if your video conferencing system captures crystal clear video if the room’s lights are too dark to see.

To keep the room’s technologies from fighting each other, many organizations invest in AV room controls. Touchscreen displays are a popular control surface choice, allowing users to easily launch a call, set optimal lighting and audio values, and configure the room’s temperature for maximum comfort. Every user can be assigned with certain permissions, too, so they only have as much control as they need.

Cable Management And Connectivity Solutions: Get Rid Of The Clutter

More technology could mean more cables and more connectivity confusion, but it doesn’t have to. Wireless connectivity is always an option, and there are others. For instance, conferencing room furniture can be built with integrated connectors. This provides a perfect combination of connection stability and minimal clutter.

It’s hard to ditch the cables completely in some conference rooms, though. In those spaces, a low-profile raceway is a good option. Low-profile raceways are ADA-compliant, inexpensive, easy to place and effective, so they’re a popular quick fix for the cable clutter problem.

Room Scheduling Solutions: Optimize Your Conference Spaces

If you’re making upgrades to your video conference rooms, then they’re likely going to get a lot more use out of them. To keep your conference room traffic flowing smoothly, consider integrating a room scheduling solution.

Leading room scheduling solutions consist of hardware and software components. Room scheduling software is used to identify available conference rooms and reserve them for a meeting. Room scheduling software also makes it easy to communicate the details of the meeting with everyone involved. On the hardware side, digital displays can present the reservation status of the conference room they are paired with.

Room scheduling streamlines the process and adds accountability, ensuring your conference rooms are getting proper use.

AV Integrators Are Conference Room Upgrading Experts

If it’s time to modernize your conference rooms, it’s time to bring in an AV integrator. Certified integrators have plenty of experience in installing, configuring, and upgrading conference spaces, so they can spearhead your AV project, ensuring it’s done on time and within the budget.

Virtual and Remote Learning are Here to Stay

Virtual and Remote Learning are Here to Stay

Remote classes were already emerging before the pandemic hit, but since then, the trend toward virtual learning has greatly accelerated. Though there were some bumps along the way, it’s clear that students, families, teachers, and schools can all benefit from distance learning opportunities.

AV manufacturers have caught up with this trend and now offer solutions that can help districts get more from their distance learning approach. It starts with technology that allows for instruction and collaboration, even when educators and students aren’t in the same room.

Video Conferencing Makes Any Virtual and Remote Learning Program Possible

Video conferencing solutions are at the heart of any remote learning initiative. With video conferencing, your students aren’t confined to classroom walls. Instead, they have access to a world full of thought leaders – like authors, artists, engineers, and athletes.

At the minimum, your school will require video conferencing technology to drive a distance learning model. There are plenty of conferencing platforms to choose from, including both hardware and software-based systems. Whichever platform your educators prefer, modern AV solutions can be tailored to fit around it.

How Video Conferencing Technology Can Support Education: A Few Ideas

Video conferencing expands your staff’s capabilities, giving them additional tools and resources to help every student do their best. With video conferencing in place, school districts can do the following for their students:

  1. Allow teachers to instruct in-class students and remote students simultaneously – At the outset of the pandemic, it was common for teachers to maintain hybrid classrooms, where in-class students and remote students would learn the same lesson at the same time.
    This was a challenge for educators at first, especially for teachers handling younger children. Hybrid classes still make sense, though, for students who cannot attend for health reasons. With video conferencing and remote learning solutions in place, students required to isolate and students experiencing long-term health concerns can still attend class.
  2. Help students access lessons and learning content outside of school hours – Survey after survey finds that people learn better when they’re able to learn at their pace and on their schedule.
    With video conferencing technology, teachers can record lessons delivered to in-class students or lessons delivered directly to the camera. In both cases, these videos can be uploaded to a learning management system (LMS). Through the LMS platform, students and parents can access lesson videos on demand (VOD) and additional lesson resources at any time.
    For students who are ill or isolating, lesson VODs ensure no progress is lost. Even in classes where students are well, having VODs for reference offers students the flexibility to research and learn on their time.
  3. Help teachers access additional teaching resources – Teachers can also benefit from video conferencing technology, as it allows educators to connect and pull ideas from each other. Video conferencing also allows teachers to attend educator-focused webinars and train on current pedagogical practices.
  4. Allow students to take advanced, college-level courses – Video conferencing solutions also offer fast-moving students an opportunity to take college-level classes and pick up valuable university credits. Students that have the option to take college courses will be far more prepared for post-secondary learning – and this could boost the number of students graduating and entering university.
    Many colleges have programs in place for this very thing. Your school only needs a video conferencing solution in place for students to utilize.

A Couple of Solutions That Can Enhance the Virtual Learning Experience

In addition to video conferencing technology, there are a couple more AV solutions worth considering for distance learning purposes. They include:

  • Interactive flat panels – Interactive flat panels are an excellent complement to video conferencing systems. Interactive displays like the Clevertouch are designed for educational purposes, with lesson delivery and whiteboarding applications.
    With an interactive flat panel, the teacher can run the entire lesson from the display. They can open up a whiteboarding session, write notes and bring in any media through the display’s built-in browser.
    If there is a second display for video conferencing from in the classroom, teachers can deliver lessons to both in-class and remote students while utilizing the interactive flat panel. When the lesson is over, the teacher can save what’s on the whiteboard and share it with every student, including those who are connected remotely. That way, virtual students have the same access to any annotated material.
  • Enhanced camera and microphone technology – The better the audio and video on your remote lessons, the more effective those lessons will be. Leading AV manufacturers pair their video conferencing solutions with quality cameras and microphones to enhance AV data input.
    For example, a face-tracking camera is especially helpful, as it ensures the teacher remains in view even if they walk around the room constantly during a lesson. The camera automatically detects where the teacher is and maintains framing on them.
    Many video conferencing solutions come with high quality MEMS microphones, but these can be upgraded for a microphone array for better audio pickup and zoning.

Technology is at the Heart of a Virtual Learning Solution. An AV Integrator Can Help With That

Virtual and distance learning initiatives are a major undertaking, but a certified AV integrator can help design and implement them. That includes selecting the optimal hardware and software for your school’s distance learning needs.

Once in place, an AV integrator can provide ongoing support and maintenance for your distance learning solutions. If needed, this includes preventative maintenance, on demand technical support and troubleshooting if there are network-related issues. Virtual and distance learning solutions can make a huge positive impact in many ways, but only if they are properly implemented and maintained.

That means to get the most out of your virtual and distance learning investment, you’ll want to work with a reputable integrator. That way, you’ll enrich your students’ online learning for years to come.

The Next AV Gamechanger: Video Conference Bars

The Next AV Gamechanger Video Conference Bars

Video conferencing, remote teams, hybrid meetings – professionals spend much of their time collaborating with people who aren’t in the same room. This trend has taken off in the last couple of years, and now nearly 5 million Americans work remotely at least half the time.

The AV industry has responded to this change with better video conferencing solutions, and leading them is the video conference bar. Until video bars, setting up video conferencing meant sourcing, installing, and configuring a lot of technology. A major manpower and time commitment, in other words.

Video bars solve this problem by combining all the devices needed for conferencing into a single package. There’s no easier and faster way to set up your conference rooms or huddle rooms.

What Does a Video Bar Include?

A video bar is capable of driving a clear and compelling video conferencing experience. Inside every bar, the following are included:

  • A camera (with pan-tilt-zoom capabilities)
  • Microphones (MEMS, cardioid or second-order mics)
  • Speakers (mono or stereo, some with bass)

The only thing you’ll need to complete the system is a display.

Compare this to traditional video conferencing solutions, which have to be put together piece by piece hardware-wise. In addition to all that hardware, technology racks and control systems were required to run them. You’d also need a laptop or PC to run the conferencing software.

Video Bars Make Meetings More Efficient and More Convenient

The reduced hardware load means video bars are a far more compact and efficient technology for businesses. Their all-in-one design means they can be scaled down for smaller meeting rooms, and because they include control hardware, too, they’re simple to use. You can even port a mouse and keyboard into the system to steer the meeting from the table.

There are a few more perks with modern video bar solutions. For example:

  • Video bars speed up meetings – Video bars consolidate control and management of the room’s conferencing technology. User preferences can also be established for everyone, so they only have to walk into the space and hit a button before launching a meeting.
    The alternative is configuring audio, video, and the connection prior to every meeting, which eats up precious time. Video bars give that time back to your teams.
  • Video bars are easier to manage – Video bars are easy to manage on the user side and they’re easy for IT to manage, as well. Just like the hardware itself is consolidated into a single package, so is hardware management. Your IT people can monitor each room’s status, pinpoint performance issues, troubleshoot, push over updates, and power each room’s technology on or off. That means video bars also give IT a break.
  • Video bars enhance meeting quality – Sound and video quality are both excellent with video bars, and you’ll lose nothing by making the switch.
    Video bars can also be used with additional conferencing accessories to make the meeting even more effective. A second display, for instance, can be used for content sharing purposes while the speaker is in frame on the other display. Go further with an interactive display, and meeting participants can guide the meeting from the display. All of this is possible with a video bar.

A Couple of Leading Video Bar Solutions

Video bars fit perfectly into modern organizations, so it’s no surprise that some of the most reputable AV manufacturers have produced their own versions. Here’s a couple options worth considering:

  • Poly Studio X Series – The Poly Studio X Series is ideal for focus rooms to large conference rooms. Poly is one of the most respected brands in AV, and it has partnerships with other major tech brands, like Microsoft. The company has earned respect by combining industry-leading audio and video technologies.
    Its Poly Studio X Series is available in a few models. The Poly Studio X30 is built for compact conferencing spaces like huddle rooms, the X50 for traditional conferencing spaces, and the X70 for boardrooms and other large spaces.
    The Poly Series X includes a PTZ camera, which offers 4K resolution and a 120-degree field of view. It automatically tracks who is talking and maintains framing for participants on the other end of the call. It’s also packaged with Poly’s NoiseBlockAI software, which automatically detects interfering sounds and neutralizes them, ensuring they don’t interfere with voices.
    Poly Studios are also designed for enterprise-level management, so every Poly Studio can be onboarded before arriving at the office and without IT having to touch a single device.
  • Crestron Flex – Crestron is another top AV brand and another Microsoft partner. Its Flex Soundbar is one of many solutions offered through the Flex line, and all it takes to connect it to the room is a single USB cable.
    The Flex Soundbar includes a beamforming microphone array and a framing camera that provides a 150-degree field of view. The Flex Soundbar can also be controlled from a 10-inch tabletop touch display. From here, users can ready the room for a call and start that call with a single tap.
    Crestron’s collaborative technologies can be managed using the company’s XiO Cloud. Through the XiO Cloud portal, IT can provision thousands of soundbars at once, monitor their performance and resolve any issues remotely.

Your AV Integrator Can Implement an Optimal Video Bar System For Your Organization

Video bars are built for usability, but it’s still recommended to work with an AV integrator to launch your project. There are several video bar solutions available, each with their own set of features and products. A certified integrator can help your company select the optimal fit and oversee system design and installation to get it off the ground quickly.

With a video bar solution, your organization can rapidly transition to video conferencing without over-committing in cost or material. You’ll get the best of what the technology has to offer, in a package that’s easy to manage and easy to use.